North East Festival
Connecting People Celebrating Life
North East Festival, Connecting people celebrating life is an attempt to showcase and create awareness about India’s North East, its people and resources. The event has been organised annually from 2013 onwards at IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi. Lakhs of people attended, North East Festival was highlighted extensively in the national media and is considered one of the biggest festival of Delhi. It has helped in attracting tourism in the region and have helped in building bridges amongst the communities. North East Festival have helped in reducing social issues and have helped extensively to create a platform for North Eastern talents.
Organizer of North East Festival
Trend MMS is a Socio Cultural Trust, engaged in conducting various socio-cultural activities for the benefit of the society, National Integration and Communal Harmony. The Managing Trustee of the Trust is Mr. Shyamkanu Mahanta, an entrepreneur, a promoter of culture and tradition and also a writer, who has a rich cultural background. Trend MMS has successfully conducted many cultural events in Assam and other parts of India. To promote the culture of Assam and its icon Srimanta Sankaradeva, Trend MMS has organised three iconic initiatives - at Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai which has got widespread publicity in the National media.
To spread the message of love and harmony in the conflict areas of Assam - Trend MMS with the support of leading musicians of Assam have organized, Samannay- A Musical Journey of Integaration across the nook and corner of Assam.
North East Community Delhi comprising students, activists, professionals involved in handling various issues of North East is the partner in organising North East Festival.
The main person behind the North East Festival is Shyamkanu Mahanta. He is one of the most prominent entrepreneurs of North East India. Born on 1st March, 1972 in Sibsagar in Assam, Mahanta is an Engineer in Mechanical and MBA in Finance. He has 9 years of work experience in project finance in NEDFi and around 7 years of work experience in IL&FS in planning power projects, tourism projects across India. He is a very competent Infrastructure professional and after leaving his job he started Trend MMS the well known socio cultural trust of North East and MMS Advisory, the largest project management company of North East. Trend MMS organises the famous North East Festival Delhi, North East India Festival in Bangkok, Rongali in Assam, Colours of North East in Mumbai, Sankaradeva Movement in Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai. Mr. Mahanta is a very well known political analyst, influencer and commentator. He hosts the very popular TV Show Jogatmak Dristire with Shyamkanu in Prag News. He also writes regularly in various newspapers, came as panelists in TV channels and is actively working in many social projects.
North-East Festival is an attempt to create awareness about North East India across the country. The first edition of NEF was organized at Delhi on 8th and 9th November 2013 at IGNCA, New Delhi. For the first time, 8 State Govt of NER joined hand to promote and North East Culture and to highlight various issues faced by the region. The two-day extravaganza- biggest ever on North East India witnessed a Carnival of North East folk music, ethnic dance, a performance by top musical icons, ethnic fashion show, North East Foods, tourism etc.
The NEF was also a platform to highlight the various issues of the region. During NEF 2013 serious discussion on issues of importance such as Internal security and look east policy, Tourism B2B, Entrepreneurship and Skill Development, Student security in Delhi etc saw the participation of top bureaucrats of the country as well North East stakeholders - journalists, intellectuals, State Govt, student bodies etc.
Another event Colors of North East - organized at Taj Mahal Palace. In between NEF organized Colours of North East at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai wherein top industrialists, Bollywood personalities media of Mumbai participated in an evening to showcase North East culture, tourism and fabric. It got wide publicity in Mumbai's media and also many Bollywood flim makers have shown interest in flim shootings in North East.